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U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce

The mission of the Department is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity. As part of the Obama administration’s economic team, the Secretary of Commerce serves as the voice of U.S. business within the President’s Cabinet. The Strategic Plan is how the Department maintains its focus on achieving its Open for Business Agenda.

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Wyden Calls for Improvements to Nursing Home Rating System

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today called on the federal government to improve the quality measures for adequate staffing that American seniors and their families use when selecting a nursing home
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U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security Release Preliminary Report on Promoting Action Against Botnets...

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a draft report to President Trump in response to the May 11, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure
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Cabinet Secretaries to Join Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced he will be joined by Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Release of Gross Domestic Product by State: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016 Numbers Throw...

Data on the Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016 GDP by State released today by the Department of Commerce showed some states’ gross domestic product (GDP) to have been impeded by the policies of the Obama Administration, especially in the energy sector
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FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build $46.5 Billion Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First...

The Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders.  This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events.
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Department of Commerce Seeks Input on Pipelines Made in America

Today in the Federal Register, the Department of Commerce is requesting input on the use of American-made materials in construction and maintenance of American pipelines. President Trump has issued a clear call for American pipelines to be made with American steel, and it is critical that industry, including pipeline owners, operators, manufacturers, distributors, and their suppliers, provide guidance.
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Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Impact of Burdensome Federal Regulations and Construction Permitting Process...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. is asking for input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Appoints New Members to Clean Energy Industry Advisory...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the appointment of 34 members to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC). Initially established in 2010, the REEEAC is comprised of senior-level private-sector representatives that advise the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.